As the first model year of an all-new generation, the 2023 Chevy Colorado midsize pickup truck brings along a host of upgrades to the exterior, interior and powertrain, along with new features and accessories. Today, we’re taking a closer look at one of these features, a cargo bed lighting kit.
Available as an LPO – or dealer-installed accessory – for an extra $350, the cargo area LED lamps (RPO code S0Y) are offered on Work Truck (WT), LT and Colorado ZR2 trim levels. Notably, this accessory is not available at all on Colorado Trail Boss and Colorado Z71 models, though it’s not yet clear why.
This new kit, which includes two truck bed lights, the wiring harness, and all the necessary mounting hardware, is intended to increase the convenience of the 2023 Colorado‘s bed with the following objectives and features:
- Makes it easier to find cargo, tools or supplies at night or in minimal lighting situations
- Touch-enabled outside of your truck bed for ease of use
- Includes a timer for automatic shutoff in case you forget to switch off lighting from the truck cab
- Bed lighting turns off automatically when engine starts
- High-output LED light kit produces 340 lumens per foot per lamp
- Cargo cancellation turns off lights after five seconds if any metallic cargo falls and remains on the lamp or after five seconds of any continuous pressing
As a reminder, the 2023 Chevy Colorado is available with one of two engine options, including the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L2R gasoline engine, rated at 237 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, and the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, which produces either 310 horsepower and 391 pound-feet of torque, or 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque, depending on the tune. GM’s second-gen eight-speed automatic transmission does shifting duty, with GM Authority Executive Editor, Alex Luft, finding the gearbox much improved over the eight-speed in the last-gen Colorado.
- Watch our 2023 Colorado transmission review video